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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2010 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Hey DH--I know I don't have the history that my brothers gave me just right, but they always spoke of PButterfield as having "brought" EBishop and MBloomf "to the public eye" and I guess from what I've read, there's some historical anecdotes to back that up...anyhow, those three were the ones they spoke of that having seen them in SF and elsewhere, that they said were so much better than the DEAD, or the other SF bands...I never really got the "dis'ing" of the DOORS, which as noted by LiA in the CREAM quotes was rampant, and esp among the Chicago based blues boys it seemed, and though I understand many don't go for them (it's been discussed here many times I think), I thought that they really had something, and it was more of a NoCal vs SoCal thing that prevented them from being accepted by mainstream (or counter culture "real" musical sorts)...

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Mar 10, 2010 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Will, on the subject of Michael, may I recommend this site, particularly the bio.
http://www.mikebloomfieldamericanmusic.com/indexnew.html

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 10, 2010 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Yes thanks. That bio and the site discographies showed me something I’ve wanted to know for a long time.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 10, 2010 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Thanks!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 9, 2010 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

As I recollect, the album is East West. So yes, Bishop and Bloomfield played in his band and the album was very cool and successful. That begat the Electric Flag, which begat Super Session blah blah blah. I don't think the blues devotees of that time did psychedelia too well, so that could account for some of the opinions. They was purists. As far as the Doors went, they just reveled in their unique strangeness and I think the Cream guys just didn't understand. Of all music from that time, the Doors and Hendrix are two that are still in major rotation in my ears.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2010 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Have you heard the Felt Forum shows, 1/17-18/70 by the Doors? Rhino I think put it out recently...friend sent me some of it, and it's great quality recording wise, pretty good sets too...Perhaps a little "late" in their trajectory, but check it out if you have a chance...my oldest son, the bluegrass/folksy one, loved them when younger--by far his fav band for a few yrs.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Mar 10, 2010 2:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

"trajectory" - great word to describe the rise, levelling-out and subsequent fall of (amongst other things) an act.

Like it.

Get your case of beer for that one.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 9, 2010 9:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream and the Dead

Thanks WT. I just might check that out. Just think, I could have seen them at the Whiskey on Sunset. And didn't. :(